Medical Dermatology

It is recommended that monthly self skin checks be done by all individuals. It should be a head to toe evaluation so that any lesions or moles can be defected as changing, indicating the possibility of skin cancer. Skin cancers that are found early are...

Well…..it’s here. Until now getting rid of a double chin was next to impossible. Some people carry extra fat cells in that area and barring liposuction, which isn't a desirable method, it was something you just had to learn to live with. Introducing… Kybella, a...

How long has it been since the mystery of acne and what causes it been around? Pretty sure the answer to that is forever! And, yet still acne doesn’t have a “one size fits all” answer to what the heck causes it. You do what...

Hyperelastic skin is a dermatological condition that occurs when there is a problem with how the body makes collagen fibers. Collagen is a protein that makes up much of the body’s tissue. People with hyperelastic skin have very elastic skin and joints. Many refer to people...

It has been long debated whether sugar causes acne and acne scarring. Research in the past few decades has uncovered two main factors behind acne: hormones and inflammation. Hormones put the skin glands into overdrive, resulting in excessive sebum (oily secretions) production combined with skin...

It’s summertime….being outside is part of the program. There are activities galore, most of which involve the outdoors and plenty of sun exposure. There are a number of things that one can do to reduce the damage of the summer sun and the potential for...

We all strive to have the picture-perfect, clear complexion. There are thousands of skin and beauty care products out there that promise to give you that glowing skin. But, as recommended by the top Phoenix Dermatologists at Spectrum Dermatology, there are also many items that...

Although a combination sunscreen/repellent sounds easier and perhaps more convenient, it is better and more effective to use separate products as recommended by Spectrum Dermatologists. However, in practice, combination products can be problematic. In actuality, when used in a combination form they work against each...

Over time skin ages and loses its youthful appearance. Wrinkles appear around the eyes, fine lines bloom around the lips and on the hands age spots surface. What is Photoaging Photoaging refers to the damage that is done to the skin from prolonged exposure over a person's...